Civil Tongues is a blog dedicated to the discussion of state power, politics and politicians, civil liberties and policing.

It’s name is a reference to role that private societies and groups can play in shaping political discourse outside of the influence of formal, state-based politics.

About the Author

Amy is a Sydney-based journalist and commentator with an interest in politics, music, culture and evidence-based medicine. She is currently working as a medical journalist for a series of "Specialist Update" websites, and she has also been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, New Matilda, and Vibewire's anthology "Interface". She was a panelist with the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2007 and 2008, organised the Sydney Writers' Festival event "erotic fan fiction" in 2009, and is a regular broadcaster on FBi radio.